Final 2019 Election Results: It's official! IEC announces ANC as winning party

Final 2019 Election Results: It's official! IEC announces ANC as winning party

Election results continue to trickle in as the last few voters' results are captured by the IEC.

On Wednesday, millions of South Africans took to the polls to make their mark.

Currently, the ANC is in the lead, followed by the DA and then the EFF.

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Final 2019 Election Results: It's official! IEC announces ANC as winning party

It's official! The ANC, led by President Cyril Ramaphosa, has won the 2019 General Elections with 57.50%.

The Democratic Alliance managed to retain their place as the nation's opposition party with 20.77%, followed by the EFF, with %.

In the National Assembly the following parties have won seats:

- ANC: 230 seats

- DA: 84 seats

- EFF: 44 seats

- IFP: 14 seats

- VF+: 10 seats

-ACDP: 4 seats

- NFP: 2 seats

- UDM: 2 seats

- GOOD: 2 seats

- COPE: 2 seats

- ATM: 2 seats

- AIC: 2 seats

- PAC: 1 seat

- ALJAMA: 1 seat

In the Eastern Cape province the following parties have won seats:

- ANC: 44 seats

- DA: 10 seats

- EFF: 5 seats

- UDM: 2 seats

- VF +: 1 seat

- ATM: 1 seat

In the Free State province the following parties have won seats:

- ANC: 19 seats

- DA: 6 seats

- EFF: 4 seats

- VF +: 1 seat

In the Gauteng province the following parties have won seats:

- ANC: 37

- DA: 20

- EFF: 11 seats

- VF+: 3 seats

- IFP: 1 seat

- ACDP: 1 seat

In the KwaZulu-Natal province the following parties have won seats:

- ANC: 44 seats

-IFP: 13 seats

- EFF: 8 seats

- NFP: 1 seat

- MF: 1 seat

- ACDP: 1 seat

- ATM: 1 seat

In the Limpopo province the following parties have won seats:

- ANC: 38 seats

- EFF: 7 seats

- DA 3 seats

-VF+: 1 seat

In the Mpumalanga province the following parties have won seats:

- ANC: 22 seats

- EFF: 4 seats

- DA: 3 seats

- VF+: 1 seat

In the North West province the following parties have won seats:

- ANC: 21 seats

- EFF: 6 seats

- DA: 4 seats

- VF+: 2 seats

In the Northern Cape province the following parties have won seats:

- ANC: 18 seats

- DA: 8 seats

- EFF: 3 seats

- VF+: 1 seat

In the Western Cape province the following parties have won seats:

- DA: 24 seats

- ANC: 12 seats

- EFF: 2 seats

- GOOD: 1 seat

- ACDP: 1 seat

- VF+: 1 seat

- ALJAMA: 1 seat

Final 2019 Election Results: ANC secures 50.19% in hotly-contested Gauteng

At last the last province to be counted has finished processing votes, with the IEC poised to make the announcement on the final verdict soon.

The ANC has managed to retain the majority in the Gauteng province, with 50.19% and 2 168 253 votes. The DA has been elected opposition party in the region, with 27.45%, followed by the EFF, with 14.69%.

Final 2019 Election Results: ANC secures 50.19% in hotly-contested Gauteng

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Final 2019 Election Results: Counting finishes in Limpopo, KZN and Free State

The vote-counting process is currently sitting at 99.91% complete with the Gauteng province still outstanding.

The Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo provinces completed capturing their results in the early hours of this morning

In the Free State, the ANC won the majority with 61.14% and 541 535 votes, followed by the DA (17.58%), and the EFF (12.58%).

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In the Limpopo province, the ANC enjoyed the most support with 75.49% of votes, followed by the EFF (14.43%), and DA (5.40%).

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In KwaZulu-Natal, the ANC secured the majority of votes with 54.22%. The IFP won their place as opposition party with 16.34%, followed by the DA with 13.90%.

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Final 2019 Election Results: Results at a glance ahead of final announcement

The last few voting districts are being tallied ahead of the finalised results with only 2% remaining to be counted.

The ANC has managed to remain in power, currently sitting at 57.68%. The Democratic Alliance has managed to retain its place as the main opposition party at 20.66%.

The EFF has managed to grow substantially from the 2014 elections, securing 10.70% with 1 823 455 votes.

The IFP has secured 3.44% of the votes and is currently the opposition party in the KwaZulu-Natal province.

The FF+ party has managed to take 5th place nationally, with 2.31% of the vote.

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Final election results: ANC wins majority in Eastern Cape with DA opposition

The final election results have come in for the Eastern Cape province, with the ANC taking the majority with 68.74% and 1 357 137 votes.

The Democratic Alliance has come in as the opposition party at 15.73%, followed by the EFF with 7.84%.

Live election results part 2: IEC says there's no evidence of 'double voting'

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Final election results: President Ramaphosa to visit Results Centre tomorrow

President Cyril Ramaphosa will be visiting the IEC Results Operations Centre tomorrow.

A statement released by the office of the Presidency confirmed that the ANC leader is expected to make an appearance to conduct a walk-about and to see the closing stages of the results process..

With just under 3% of the votes left to be processed, the ANC has managed to retain the majority, despite seeing a drop in support since the last election

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Final election results: IEC- No incidents of successful 'double voting' found

The IEC has addressed issues surrounding the legitimacy of the 2019 elections, as smaller political parties call for a re-election.

The commission says that, while the details of their audit cannot be commented on, the process is underway and every step is being taken to ensure the credibility of the election results.

1 020 voting stations have been selected, through the Statistician General, for the auditing process.

IEC Vice Chairperson, Janet Love, says that no successful attempts to vote more than once have been found, clarifying that arrests made had been people who had attempted but had failed.

When asked why the process was done manually, Love said that the IEC would be reflecting on digital solutions for future elections.

Final election results: Final results immenent, IEC addresses 'double voting'

Over 96% of the total votes have been counted, with Mpumalanga, the North West, the Northern Cape and the Western Cape having completed processing their ballots.

The IEC says that the Gauteng province still has the furthest to go, with 433 voting districts outstanding. It is expected to conclude around midnight tonight.

Chief Electoral Officer, Sy Mamabolo, says the elections have been a mammoth task and responsibility, but as the process draws to a close, the imminent announcement gives the commission great pleasure.

The SAPS has responded to allegations of double voting, saying that all incidents where people had attempted to vote more than once had been prevented, with arrests swiftly being made.

A spokesman confirmed that 22 people have been taken into custody nationwide and have been charged.

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Final election results: Two people arrested over video of 'double voting'

A journalist and a woman have been arrested after posting a video claiming that they had been able to cast votes more than once.

The Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure released a statement that the pair had been tracked down, and they both appeared in the Barberton Magistrate's Court today.

Both Etienne Mare and Malinda Halloway are facing charges of contravening Section 88(d), which prohibits voting more than once, Section 89 (i)(a), which prohibits intentionally making a false statement, and Section 90(2)(a), which deals with infringement of secrecy.

This brings the total number of arrests up to 24. The IEC is currently investigating allegations of 'double votes'.

Final election results: Magashule says Ramaphosa can't take credit for ANC win

ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule has arrived at the IEC Results Centre in Pretoria.

Magashule says that President Cyril Ramaphosa cannot solely take credit for the party's imminent victory.

When asked if he agreed to claims that the president helped the ANC win the election, his response was:

“He is not candidate premier, it’s not about individual, it’s about ANC.”

Final election results: 35 parties storm out of IEC briefing

35 independent political parties have insisted that the elections were indeed not free and fair, calling for a proper independent investigation.

The parties, who have formed a coalition, say that briefings have proven that the election has been 'irregular and not transparent'.

They insist that the IEC has publicly admitted there have been irregularities and that arrests have been made:

“With that being the case, there is a clear indication that there is due course not to continue this process without a proper and independent investigation. Thirty-five political parties across the full political spectrum are part of this collective. The IEC has already labelled us as disgruntled, we in the strongest terms object to this because we represent millions of South Africans from all walks of life.”

Final election results: Maimane says DA will come back stronger next election

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says that the party will come back stronger in the next election and that he is happy to continue leading it.

According to Maimane, the DA was the only alternative party in SA ' holding the centre together':

“Since I was elected leader of the DA, it’s been a mission to build one SA for all, it was always a mission to grow into communities we’ve never grown before and hold the centre of politics where black people, white people, Indian people and coloured people can work together to realise the dreams of a prosperous nation."

The politician says that the DA has demonstrated to South Africa that it is a diverse party and has maintained its mandate:

"We’ve gone out to build in a universe where so many in the world would hang on to racial, nationalism and a form of populism. We’ve stayed the course, it’s a historic mission this party has always been engaged with and it’s one I’m proud to continue, and will continue."

Final election results: DA takes Western Cape with ANC opposition

The Democratic Alliance has been elected in the Western Cape with 55.42% and 1 131 977 votes.

The ANC will serve as the leading opposition party with 28.67%, followed by the EFF with 4.02%.

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Final election results: ANC wins Mpumalanga with EFF opposition

The ANC has been elected in the province of Mpumalanga with 70.58% support and 858 589 votes.

The Economic Freedom Fighters have secured their position as the opposition party in the region with 12.79%, followed by the DA with 9.77%.

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Final election results: 90% of votes counted with 2 provinces finished

With vote-counting currently just under 90% complete, the North West and Northern Cape have managed to finalise their results.

Currently, on the national level, the ANC leads with 57.24%, followed by the DA with 21.23%, and the EFF with 10.25%.

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The North West has elected the ANC with 61.87% and 590 780 votes. The EFF has secured their place as the provinces opposition party with 18.64%, followed by the DA with 11.18%.

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The Northern Cape has also finished counting with the ANC winning with 57.54%, followed by the DA with 25.51%, and the EFF with 9.71%.

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Final election results: FF+ happy to have a seat at the 'big table'

The Freedom Front Plus is happy to have a seat at the 'big table', as results place it fifth behind the ANC, DA, EFF and IFP.

Wouter Wessels, head of elections and strategy for the party, says that their results for the election came from hard work:

"We have shown significant growth. We are currently in fifth place and we are very near the IFP. We are part of the big five parties and I think that is an achievement and it is a foundation for 2021,"

Despite only winning five districts countrywide in 2014, the party has managed to bag more than 100 voting districts this year.

Wessels says that this bodes well for the party as far as the next election is concerned:

"That is a very good indication for 2021 if we carry on our work and if we focus on service delivery, we will in 2021 show significant growth and even win wards if we project what we currently achieved."

Final election results: North West elects ANC with EFF opposition

The North West province has elected the ANC to lead with a 61.87% majority. The EFF has secured their place as the region's opposition party with 18.64%, followed by the DA with 11.18%.

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Live election results part 2: Final results for NC show victory for ANC

The final results for the Northern Cape province have come in with the ANC victorious at 57.54%.

While this is a drop from the 64.40% experienced in 2014, the party has managed to secure 228 265 votes.

The Democratic Alliance came in at 25.51% and the EFF at 9.71%, both enjoying an increase from the previous election results.

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Live election results part 2: 80% of results have been counted

80% of the votes cast by South Africans during Wednesday's election has been counted, and the ANC remains firmly in the lead with 57.09% support.

The Democratic Alliance follows with 21.59% and the EFF with 10.13%. The DA has managed to garner nearly 3 million votes, with the EFF securing 1.3 million.

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Live election results part 2: ANC drops below 50% in Gauteng

The ANC has dropped to below 50% in the hotly-contested Gauteng province, but the EFF and DA can't celebrate just yet.

The province has only captured 59.55% of the results, with the ANC currently at 49.61%, the DA at 28.36% and the EFF at 13.96%.

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Head of the Presidency, Zizi Kodwa, says that it is too early for the ANC to give comment on the matter, but that they remained optimistic.

Live election results part 2: IEC says there's no evidence of 'double voting'

According to the IEC, no evidence of double voting has been discovered.

Mosotho Moepya, IEC Commissioner, said that while 20 arrests had been made for electoral fraud, some of those who had been arrested had in fact not voted at all.

EFF national chairperson, Dali Mpofu, commented on the situation, saying that the allegations of double voting had the potential to discredit the elections.

Live election results part 2: DA set to retain WC, ANC disappointed

The Western Cape's final results for the elections are expected to be announced today and the DA looks set to retain power.

With only 5% of the votes left to be counted for the region, the opposition party won't be going anywhere, but has suffered a decline since the last elections.

The region's top two parties - the DA and ANC - have both dropped in support in comparision with the 2014 election.

Live election results part 2: ANC continues to lead

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Faiez Jacobs, spokesman for the ANC in the area, says the party had hoped for better and were disappointed by the outcome:

“The ANC has helped many communities on the Cape Flats who deal with issues of water and high tariffs. We still see people have voted for the DA.”

Nevertheless, Jacobs says the ANC would now focus on being an effective opposition in the area.

Live election results part 2: EFF set to be opposition party in 3 provinces

The EFF will retain its position as official opposition in the North West and Limpopo provinces and seems set to replace the DA in Mpumalanga.

The party's national chairperson, Dali Mpofu, says that the party is pleased to retain their position in the provinces, but with the vote count rising, things stand to change:

“We are the official opposition in North West and we would be happy to retain that position. But it’s still early days. We could still do better than that in these provinces.”
Live election results part 2: ANC continues to lead

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The red berets managed to secure 18.59% in the North West province, and 14.35% in the Limpopo province, as things currently stand.

Live election results part 2: ANC continues to lead

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Yesterday, the EFF and DA had been neck-and-neck for the opposition in Mpumalanga but Julius Malema has managed to secure a firm lead in the meantime.

Live election results part 2: ANC continues to lead

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Live election results part 2: ANC in lead, DA declines, EFF and FF+ grow

With just under 25% of the counting left to go until the election results are finalised, the ANC and DA are expected to retain their positions as the two leading political parties.

However, with lower percentages than previous elections, the two parties have both definitely suffered in the process.

The EFF however, has enjoyed substantial growth since the previous elections, with a good chance the party will overtake the DA as the opposition party in three provinces.

The FF+ has lost it's position in 4th place to the IFP, but the party has definitely surprised South Africans with their success.

Live election results part 2: ANC continues to lead

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75.63% of votes captured so far

On Friday morning, 75.63% of the votes were captured.

The ANC was still in the lead, with 57.21% of the voters' share, followed by the DA, with 21.81% and the EFF with 10.09%.

17 339 of the 22 925 voting districts' votes have been captured so far.

Live election results part 2: ANC continues to lead

75.63% of the votes have been captured so far. Image source: IEC
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